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ben·zol(bĕn′zôl′, -zōl′, -zŏl′)
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1. (Chemistry) Also: benzoline a crude form of benzene, containing toluene, xylene, and other hydrocarbons, obtained from coal tar or coal gas and used as a fuel
2. (Elements & Compounds) an obsolete name for benzene
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ben•zene(ˈbɛn zin, bɛnˈzin)
a colorless, slightly water-soluble, liquid aromatic compound, C6H6, obtained chiefly from coal tar: used in making chemicals and dyes and as a solvent.
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|Noun||1.||benzol - a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds|
aromatic hydrocarbon - a hydrocarbon that contains one or more benzene rings that are characteristic of the benzene series of organic compounds
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